At Newbury Dental Group, we regularly perform a root canal endodontic treatment in order to remove infections and save our patients’ teeth.
Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh can complete the procedure and work to keep patients comfortable. Root canals are a common procedure. If you live in the Newbury Park area and are currently experiencing tooth pain, we invite you to call 805.375.9383 to schedule an appointment and see if you need a root canal endodontic treatment.
Endodontic Therapy or often referred to as root canal therapy (RCT) is when irreversible damage has occurred to the pulp of the tooth. Many things can cause this irreversible damage to the pulp, most commonly is when the caries extends into the pulp. Other times it can be due to fracture that extends into the pulp. Less common reason for root canal therapy is when the teeth are moved too quickly during orthodontic treatment leading to root resorption. Dentists utilize root canal treatment to remove the infected nerve tissue in the pulp chamber and canal (or canals) of the tooth to save the tooth. If root canal isn’t done, the infection will eventually reach the end of the root and lead to periapical pathology (PAP) like an abscess to form and we lead to future bone resorption around the tooth to occur. Thus, the earlier the detection and treatment, the better the tooth’s prognosis will be.
Why do most people need a root canal?
When a tooth becomes infected, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside of the dental pulp is the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. All of the sensitive areas of the tooth are contained here. As such, when the area becomes infected it can be incredibly painful, requiring immediate treatment. We can perform a root canal quickly on people living in and around the 91320 area.
How does the treatment work?
A root canal endodontic procedure works by creating a small hole in the tooth so that all of the infected areas can be removed. The dental pulp is removed, and oftentimes so are the roots. You only need your tooth roots to feel sensations like hot and cold and for the tooth to grow in. Once it has fully matured, removing the roots will not directly harm the tooth. It can, however, prevent the further spread of infection so when it is necessary to remove the roots; we promptly do so. Once done, we will clean the area to ensure that the infection is gone. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh will typically prescribe antibiotics, as well. This ensures that any lingering infection is eliminated.
In order to complete the root canal, we will seal up the hole and area where the dental pulp used to be. This is typically done with something called gutta-percha. This is a rubber-like substance that can help to stabilize the tooth now that a portion is missing. At Newbury Dental Group, we will then use a filling or crown in order to further strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Both fillings and crowns can now be created in a tooth-color. This means that regardless of where your infected tooth is located, a crown can be used, and it will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. Patients throughout the Newbury Park area appreciate how natural their tooth looks once the procedure is complete.
Newbury Park, California Root Canal Treatment
Why should I have a root canal endodontics treatment?
If you live in Newbury Park, CA you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh to discuss the health of your teeth, any problems that you may be having and what should be done to heal and protect the tooth. If it appears that a root canal is the best option, we will make this recommendation. If not, we will present a treatment solution that will solve your health issue. Overall, a root canal endodontics treatment is extremely effective for saving damaged teeth by removing any infection that may be there. This single treatment makes it possible for millions of teeth to be saved on an annual basis and once it is completed; eating and drinking becomes easy again.
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What about discomfort?
We work to help patients to feel comfortable during their root canal endodontics procedure by using sedation dentistry. We have a variety of ways that we can eliminate both discomfort and anxiety during a root canal. Whether a patient needs to take something ahead of time to relax or medication to numb the specific area that is being worked on, Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh can provide painless dentistry and help patients enjoy their dental treatments.
What are the advantages of this procedure?
In the past, many people would need to have their teeth pulled if they became severely infected or the dental pulp became inflamed. Now, those same teeth can be saved by performing a root canal. This is a far better option because it keeps the natural tooth in place. This is important for the shape of the face because as teeth fall out the muscles in the face can start to sag. While this is not particularly common with the loss of one tooth, it is when several become infected and fall out. By treating and saving an infected tooth, Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh is helping to preserve our patients’ facial structure.
Another benefit is that once the root canal has been completed, and the filling or crown is in place; it is possible to eat like normal and without restrictions. Once the infection is gone, and the tooth is strengthened, it will behave like it used to. That makes it possible to bite down with normal force, chew, and maintain normal activities without worrying about the tooth. This helps patients throughout Newbury Park get back to return to their busy schedules.
A restored tooth will look completely natural if a tooth-colored crown or filling is used to restore it. In fact, crowns can be created in the exact shade of the surrounding teeth so that it blends in perfectly. This way no one will know that you ever had a procedure completed. If, in fact, you had a root canal done previously, you may want to have the filling or crown around it replaced with today’s version for an improved appearance.
Alternatively, if don’t have a root canal endodontics procedure completed, the infected tooth will likely need to be pulled. This is essential for preventing the spread of infection. Once the tooth is removed it will need to be replaced. The options for doing so involve wearing a denture, getting a dental bridge or having dental implants installed. These are all viable solutions but take additional time, and the recovery period is longer since the procedures will take several steps. Therefore, one possible solution is to have Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh attempt to save your tooth by performing a root canal endodontics procedure. To learn more about this option call Newbury Dental Group at 805.375.9383 and schedule an appointment.
Newbury Park Root Canal FAQ
Root Canal therapy starts with your dentist gaining access to the pulp chamber and locating the canals, one canal to multiple number of canals are present depending on the tooth. Then the pulp chamfer and root canals are cleaned and shaped. Once all the infected tissue has been removed, an inert material (Guetta Purcha) is placed to the end of the canal to create a seal that will safeguard your tooth from further disease and pain. Once the root-canal treatment is completed, you dentist will give antibiotic to clear any infection that may still present.
When you have a root canal, our endodontist will clear away the pulp and clean the tooth. After disinfecting the root, we will then reshape the canal and reseal it. During your appointment, a patient will experience four common practices during a treatment.
- You will need some x-rays taken to verify root’s condition as well as look for any sign of infection.
- The root canal therapy will be done under local anesthesia to alleviate any discomfort or pain you maybe experiencing and ensure during the procedure you experience any discomfort as well. If the tooth is very badly infected, your doctor may want to put you on antibiotic prior to start of the root canal therapy to ensure full sedation during the treatment.
- The dentist will perform the root canal therapy under rubber dam to ensure isolation and secure the area from wetness and contamination. During this procedure, we will need to drill into the interior of the tooth to gain access to the pulp chamber and clear away the underlying pulp, any debris, and damaged nerves. We will lastly utilize various-sized tools to clean the root canals and pulp chamber and shape it to be filled with a special inert material (Guetta purcha) that will seal the root-canals.
- After thoroughly rinsing the debris from the chamber and canals with sodium hypochlorite, the canal is dried and sealed with Guetta Purcha and sealer. The excess material is removed, and your dentist will use a filling to restore the structural integrity of the tooth.
Unlike other dental restoration procedures, root canal therapy is necessary because of the location of the infected material. Since there is also a chance of advanced decay, a root canal helps to remove the infection or abscess from the pulp, gums, or bone. Once the root canal occurs, a filling seals the tooth’s surface which completely restores its function.
If you have never undergone a root canal, you may be hesitant to have one because of safety concerns. Not only are they safe, but dentists perform 15 million root canals annually because of favorable outcomes to oral health. This technique is one of the most efficient ways to treat decay and prevent the spread of infection to the rest of the body.
There is no pain associated with a root canal. You may experience pain before the procedure because of the advancement of abscess or infection. We do recommend anesthesia for patients who have a low pain tolerance or if you want to feel more comfortable during the process. The most critical benefit of a root canal is that after we complete it, you will be pain-free because of the alleviation of the infected nerve. As with other restoration therapies, root canals are long-lasting with the proper after-care. We do recommend that you have routine check-ups so that we can assess the tooth’s functionality.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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